President Joe Biden is experiencing a significant decline in support from a crucial demographic within the Democratic Party – black voters.
Black voters expressed their dissatisfaction with President Biden on Tuesday.
Critics argue that Biden’s performance in office has been subpar, leading to a decline in support from this vital voting bloc.
Dorothy Harpe, a Republican voter from Georgia, and Jason Brown, a Democrat voter from Alabama, shared their perspectives on the president’s performance as he faces challenges in gaining black support for the upcoming 2024 elections.
“Black voters realize now that Biden has failed this administration,” Harpe told “Fox & Friends” host Lawrence Jones on Tuesday.
“The prices of gas and everything is so expensive, and I spoke with some of the Black voters yesterday, and they said that everything was better under the administration of Donald Trump.”
“So they look forward to going back to the Republican Party and voting for Donald Trump because they say Biden has failed,” she continued.
“They said Biden did not deliver on anything he promised, and they feel like President Trump… can relate to the Black community more than Biden.”
In the past few years, there has been a noticeable decrease in Biden’s backing from the black community. According to a survey conducted by Fox News, his approval rating has dropped by 25% since 2021.
Previously, Biden enjoyed a high approval rating of 87%, but by 2023, this figure had declined to 62%.
A recent report from NBC News highlights that Biden’s re-election message for 2024 is not connecting with voters in South Carolina. In fact, one voter even suggested that his support within the black community was merely “borrowed” from former President Obama during the 2020 election.
A 41-year-old South Carolina voter told the outlet, “It’s been a lot of broken promises.”
Nevertheless, she expressed her inclination towards Biden over the alternative, presumably referring to President Donald Trump, the leading candidate of the Republican Party at present.
Brown contended that African American voters remain predominantly undecided regarding their choice for the 2024 election, as Biden strives to regain the backing he previously enjoyed.
“Right now, we’re still holding onto our vote,” Brown said.
“We’re looking for someone, if it’s not going to be Joe Biden, somebody that’s gonna help the community not only help us with the educational system but also help with some of the rising taxes as well.”
Even certain members of the Democratic party express concerns about Biden’s chances of being re-elected and his ability to defeat Trump in a potential rematch.
In a recent interview on Jay Shetty’s “On Purpose” podcast, former First Lady Michelle Obama openly admitted her fear of the potential outcomes of the upcoming presidential election. Although the podcast primarily focuses on mental health, the discussion took a political turn when she was questioned about the worries that consume her thoughts.
“What is the thing that keeps you up at night now, or what is your biggest fear now, after having overcome so many?” the podcast host asked.
“It has less to do with me personally and more to do with the world that we’re in,” Obama said.
“There’s such thing as ‘knowing too much,’ and when you’ve been married to the president of the United States who knows everything about everything in the world, sometimes you just want to turn it off.”
Despite addressing a range of concerns, including conflicts in different regions, the advancement of artificial intelligence, the impact of climate change, and voter participation, the forthcoming presidential election in America remains the most prominent issue.
“Those are the things that keep me up because you don’t have control over them,” Obama said.
“And you wonder, where are we in this? Where are our hearts? What’s gonna happen in this next election?
“I am terrified about what could possibly happen because our leaders matter.
“Who we select, who speaks for us, who holds that bully pulpit affects us in ways that sometimes I think people take for granted.”
In the midst of Biden’s efforts to gain more backing from voters in the black community, Harpe emphasized their weariness with the present administration and the challenges they have endured.
“They want better, and they [are] tired of the malarkey, they [are] tired of the BS and all that stuff that… they feel like they’ve been going through,” she said.